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Author Topic: Project: Fairlady Silvia - 1987 200sx SEv6...  (Read 89775 times)

Offline Wonderingraven

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Re: Fairlady Silvia
« Reply #40 on: 06:34:51 PM / 18-Dec-11 »

Defiantly bad shocks ^^


I've never seen these separators on the rear springs before.


All done.
1987 - Project: Fairlady Silvia
1986 - Project: Serenity (backup daily driven)
1986 - Project: Dread Pirate Robin
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Re: Fairlady Silvia
« Reply #41 on: 10:01:19 PM / 29-Jan-12 »
Friday night, had to tow the Fairlady Silvia home =(
Since all I've had was a single click and no power issue.


First thing I started was
The positive battery post.
This was the old



Now to the new


Next to troubleshoot was

But the power strill travels through it, so I've cleaned up the corrosion.

Last I did was

^^ this bit the dust.

Last but now least.
A negative 16 gauge rouge wire was causing problems to the negative post on the battery.


« Last Edit: 10:02:56 PM / 29-Jan-12 by Wonderingraven »
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Re: Fairlady Silvia
« Reply #42 on: 10:02:34 PM / 29-Jan-12 »
jeezus.
that coolant tank looks like it has caught the aids....
1987 SE V6 - Gone
2004 Mazda RX8 GT - Gone
2003 Subaru WRX - Gone
1997 Mazda Miata - SOLD!
2003 Nissan 350Z - Gone
1989 RHD RB25 S13 - Gone, thank god
1989 two tone SR coupe because s12s are dumb

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Re: Fairlady Silvia
« Reply #43 on: 10:04:11 PM / 29-Jan-12 »
lol, I need to replace them.
1987 - Project: Fairlady Silvia
1986 - Project: Serenity (backup daily driven)
1986 - Project: Dread Pirate Robin
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Re: Fairlady Silvia
« Reply #44 on: 10:14:27 PM / 29-Jan-12 »
That looks 100 times better than the s13 ones I have had in the past.... Leave it to nissan to make biodegradable coolant reservoirs.

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Re: Fairlady Silvia
« Reply #45 on: 12:00:22 PM / 30-Jan-12 »
^^ lol,

Next on the agenda.
Pull A/C Condenser finally, pull alt and get it tested again to make sure I didn't fry something with the bad connection with the old positive cables.
Replace power steering pump and hoses, check for a drip leak of coolant coming from either the housing of the thermostat or possible water pump is going bad.

Ordering Clutch, Flywheel, and shifter after my paycheck and tax return gets direct deposited this Friday, getting ready for the 5 speed swap.
1987 - Project: Fairlady Silvia
1986 - Project: Serenity (backup daily driven)
1986 - Project: Dread Pirate Robin
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Re: Fairlady Silvia
« Reply #46 on: 09:14:59 PM / 02-Feb-12 »

I've never seen these separators on the rear springs before.

LOL those "separators" are actually a ghetto way to lower a car.  Normally you put them in to clamp the coils together, but the previous owner appears to have used them to lift the car.  I bet it road like shit.  Glad to see you put a real suspension in there.

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Re: Fairlady Silvia
« Reply #47 on: 09:41:28 PM / 02-Feb-12 »
Yeah it did drove like shit... I know my CA20E Kame drove better, this is why I pushed for the Tokico's and CM's right now. Next upgrade is the Weld on and KYB's
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1986 - Project: Serenity (backup daily driven)
1986 - Project: Dread Pirate Robin
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Re: Fairlady Silvia
« Reply #48 on: 12:16:54 PM / 11-Feb-12 »
Picking up today an SR20DET Transmission, supposed to be solid.


This is what the trans look like. I'm trying to see what he wants for the drive shaft.
1987 - Project: Fairlady Silvia
1986 - Project: Serenity (backup daily driven)
1986 - Project: Dread Pirate Robin
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Re: Fairlady Silvia
« Reply #49 on: 02:16:20 PM / 11-Feb-12 »
is it a 6speed?..and insted of pulling your alternator and getting it tested you should just check it is charging the battery at
14-14.2 volts

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Re: Fairlady Silvia
« Reply #50 on: 05:21:00 PM / 11-Feb-12 »
Oh forgot and no it's a 5spd W71C trans with the SR20 bell housing...
The ALt is just fine and the battery is just fine as well. All is good.

So I just found a little bit about who owned my car just a tad before me.
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2962290/1987-nissan-200sx

I've also updated the first post.
« Last Edit: 09:20:13 PM / 11-Feb-12 by Wonderingraven »
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Re: Fairlady Silvia
« Reply #51 on: 12:36:49 AM / 14-Feb-12 »
R200 Acquired - Welded ready to rock mode.
C Trans with drive shaft acquired.

Next to order 250mm flywheel and clutch, 240sx shifter + nob.
Then it's time to install.
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1986 - Project: Serenity (backup daily driven)
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Re: Fairlady Silvia
« Reply #52 on: 12:07:20 PM / 14-Feb-12 »
get a short shifter since the sr trans sits farther back. To put it in reverse thats  if you keep the center console.

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Re: Fairlady Silvia
« Reply #53 on: 01:00:18 PM / 14-Feb-12 »
Yeah, I'm looking for a good Short throw shifter.
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Re: Fairlady Silvia
« Reply #54 on: 01:51:54 PM / 14-Feb-12 »
Oh,  a short shifter solves the tunnel cutting and console cutting issue??! 

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Re: Fairlady Silvia
« Reply #55 on: 02:01:26 PM / 14-Feb-12 »
prolly still need to cut but it has the bend to clear the center console. I'm assuming anyways.
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Re: Fairlady Silvia
« Reply #56 on: 02:36:55 PM / 14-Feb-12 »
You still need to cut the tunnel.
The short shifter gives you more room to put it into reverse with out hitting the center console.
you dont need to cut the center console all you have to do is adjust it a bit to sit were you want. You might have a little gap thou were it connects to the radio trim.

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Re: Fairlady Silvia
« Reply #57 on: 09:38:59 PM / 14-Feb-12 »
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Re: Fairlady Silvia
« Reply #58 on: 04:34:38 PM / 17-Feb-12 »
Hey Wondering.  I was just curious why you chose to search for an s13 trans instead of just pulling a 71c from the junkyard.   xenonz31.com has a good write up for the auto to manual conversion.  The wiring for the 85-86 z31's should be the same as yours

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Re: Fairlady Silvia
« Reply #59 on: 04:38:10 PM / 17-Feb-12 »
Because
1) I couldn't find them in the past month when I go. Seems like I keep getting auto's at both pick a parts everytime I go.
2) 71c from an s13's are easly to be replaced it seems, since they are around the most.
1987 - Project: Fairlady Silvia
1986 - Project: Serenity (backup daily driven)
1986 - Project: Dread Pirate Robin
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